Tip: How To Not Overeat

Reducing the portion sizes of high calorie and high fat foods goes a long way in helping a person not overeat. Even when eating out where portion sizes have gotten much bigger you have options.

Reducing the portion sizes of high calorie and high fat foods goes a long way in helping a person not overeat.  Even when eating out where portion sizes have gotten much bigger you have options.

Call to Action:

When eating out:

  1. If you tend to overeat when you go to a restaurant, ask the server to pack half the meal in a to go box before serving you your meal. Continue reading “Tip: How To Not Overeat”

Tip: Lose 1 Pound A Week

In order to reduce your current weight by one pound a week, you need to reduce your daily intake of calories by 500 per day (3,500 calories per week).

Did you know it takes a deficit of 3,500 calories to lose one pound?

In order to reduce your current weight by one pound a week, you need to reduce your daily intake of calories by 500 per day (3,500 calories per week).

Here are a few tips on how to lose weight naturally and get you started.

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Good Sources of Foods High in Fiber

In my previous article, Are You Eating Fiber Rich Foods, I explained the importance of getting ample amounts of dietary fiber. I hope to convince you that dietary fiber should be an integral part of what you eat each and every day. If you currently aren’t getting adequate amounts of fiber it will take a little effort initially, but the benefits and rewards of proper working plumbing can’t be overemphasized.

To learn which foods are the fiber rich foods refer to the chart: Sources of Dietary Fiber, for a list of high fiber foods.

In my previous article, Are You Eating Fiber Rich Foods, I explained the importance of getting ample amounts of dietary fiber.  I hope to convince you that dietary fiber should be an integral part of what you eat each and every day.  If you currently aren’t getting adequate amounts of fiber it will take a little effort initially, but the benefits and rewards of proper working plumbing can’t be overemphasized.

Fact: The typical American diet provides roughly 15 grams of fiber per day, only about one half of the recommended dietary fiber intake, which is approximately 30 grams a day.  And some health professionals say a bit more is better.  One suggestion would be to strive for 10 to 13 grams of dietary fiber per 1,000 calories.  A good rule for children, ages 2 to 18, is their Age + 5, so for a five year old that would be at least 10 grams of dietary fiber per day. Continue reading “Good Sources of Foods High in Fiber”

Are You Eating Fiber Rich Foods?

Fiber is not a new health word. The importance of getting the correct about of dietary fiber is not a new “health gimmick” either. And some may still ask, “Is fiber really all that important?”

The answer is, “Absolutely!” There are numerous scientific research studies that now prove that fiber plays an important role in protecting us from common every day illnesses to the more serious chronic diseases that are prevalent today. Here are a few of the illnesses that can be prevented when adequate amounts of dietary fiber are ingested: constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis (an intestinal disorder), diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and colon cancer.

Fiber is not a new health word.  The importance of getting the correct about of dietary fiber is not a new “health gimmick” either.  And some may still ask, “Is fiber really all that important?”

The answer is, “Absolutely!”  There are numerous scientific research studies that now prove that fiber plays an important role in protecting us from common every day illnesses to the more serious chronic diseases that are prevalent today.  Here are a few of the illnesses that can be prevented when adequate amounts of dietary fiber are ingested: constipation, hemorrhoids, diverticulitis (an intestinal disorder), diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and colon cancer.

Dietary fiber comes in several forms and plays a significant role in the healing process that take place within our bodies.  Dietary fiber is essential in maintaining good health.

When you eat the proper amounts of fiber on a daily basis you will find that you eat less because you feel fuller and more satisfied.  The food you consume will pass more quickly through your digestive system and less apt to be stored as fat.  Studies show that when people increase their dietary fiber intake they tend to lose weight even if they don’t change their other eating habits.  Just think of the results you could have if you did both.

Today, the average American adult consumes only about 15 grams of dietary fiber a day, which is about half of what an adult should eat in order to provide the beneficial qualities to prevent illness.

So where does dietary fiber come from?  What are the best sources of dietary fiber? Continue reading “Are You Eating Fiber Rich Foods?”

Best Weight Loss Program?

We live in a quick fix, microwave society and we like things fixed fast. We want solutions to our problems now!

You won’t find overnight, quick weight loss solutions here, but if you begin to implement small steps and develop healthy habits overtime you will accomplish the results you are seeking, which will be long-term and permanent results.

We live in a quick fix, microwave society and we like things fixed fast.  We want solutions to our problems now!

This is why women’s magazine covers always contain fast answers to the troubles that many women face.

“Diet Busters: Lose Ten Pounds in Ten Days”

You won’t find overnight, quick weight loss solutions here, but if you begin to implement small steps and develop healthy habits overtime you will accomplish the results you are seeking, which will be long-term and permanent results.  After all you don’t want to be reinventing the wheel at the beginning of every year, do you?

You don’t gain 20, 45, 75 pounds in a few days or even weeks.  You do this over a longer period of time, months and years.  Do you notice how it just sort of sneaks up on you?

So, therefore when you decide to loose the extra weight why do you believe these quick weight loss solutions and plans?  Deep down you don’t, but disappointment and frustration in yourself sets in, which can cause you to feel desperate.

These quick fix strategies are not long term solutions – solutions that will give us the lasting results we so desire and desperately want. Continue reading “Best Weight Loss Program?”